Percival Eric Miller
Serial No. 66759
22nd NSW Reinforcements
Percival Eric Miller - Information
Percival was a member of the Miller family, whom resided on Broughton St and later Brown St in Campbelltown. Percival was born in Gerrigong on the 11th of January 1892. When he was older, he worked as a Signaller in the Imperial Navy and also as a motor driver. In 1916, the Millers said goodbye to Percival’s older brother Frederick, when he enlisted in the AIF. Percival had also tried to enlist in 1916, however, was rejected on medical grounds. When recruitment numbers began to fall, Percival tried again, successfully enlisting in Sydney on the 22nd of August 1918. He trained as a Private with the 22nd NSW Reinforcements at the M & D Depot in Liverpool. While he was training, Percival married his sweetheart Lilian Victoria Hodges, a local Campbelltown girl who lived on Oxley St. He then boarded the SS Wyreema which departed Sydney Harbour on the 14th of October 1918. While steaming across the ocean, the Armistice was announced on the 11th of November. Subsequently, his troopship was recalled on the 21st of December 1918. He was then discharged in early January 1919, and then returned to his family and new wife in Campbelltown.